State Department spokesman John Kirby said that the negotiations to return the money – originally from a 1979 failed military equipment deal made between Iran and the U.S. – were conducted separately from negotiations to free the four prisoners.
Klayman: Another Obama lie comes to light over Islamic Iran!
Obama administration says $400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners
August 18, 2016
The Obama administration admitted Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran in January was contingent on the release of American prisoners being held in the country – while still denying that the payment was a ransom.
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